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Clinical Research Fellow (Higher) ST3-5 in Cancer Trials

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£51,017 per annum pro-rata
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Hospital, University & research, Oncology
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Full Time
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Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Fellow (Higher) ST3-5 in Cancer Trials with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to commence from the 20 June 2022 for 12 months.

This is an exciting opportunity for a physician wanting to develop their career and gain experience as a clinical researcher within the Cancer Directorate at CUH.

This post may be suitable for trainees, either before or after specialist Oncology training (or equivalent) and appropriate training, according to the level of the appointee’s experience, will be offered, and monitored by a named senior supervisor.  A knowledge of clinical trial delivery and Good Clinical Practice (GCP), relating to trials would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with Senior Investigators and research staff in the day-to-day care and management of patients on trials, receiving experimental treatment both in early and late phase settings.

Main duties of the job

This post will offer the opportunity for training in all aspects of trial delivery from conception through to completion. The appointee will attend research-orientated outpatient clinics, participating in multidisciplinary teams for the management of solid and haematological cancers. Direct participation in research and audit projects is strongly encouraged. 

The successful candidate will have some experience in Oncology, combined with a desire to enhance their knowledge and skills in relation to the conduct of clinical trials in patients with cancer.

Please note that this post does not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval or training recognition.

Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at point of commencement of the post will be required.

Working for your organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre (CCTC), directed by Professor D Jodrell, runs a large, diverse trials portfolio spanning the entire range of systemic treatment options (cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted, biological and immunotherapy agents as well as studies combined with radiotherapy or surgical intervention).

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

Additional background information can be obtained from the following websites:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Prof Duncan Jodrell, Professor of Cancer Therapeutics, via email at:

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